WLU

Women Like Us

Women Like Us is the stand up comedy sensation created by Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs. With over 320 performances in cities and regional centres, big city theatres and dusty regional halls Sawtell RSL is still one of their favourite all times gigs. And Saturday 29 June they are back!

What: women like us
Where: sawtell rsl
When: 29/06/2024, 7:00pm

An anomaly in their industry – kick ass comics but middle-aged women – they realised that it didn’t matter how good they were, they were always going to be behind the 8 ball in an industry that favours under 30’s and is dominated by blokes. 

After years of performing for women’s luncheons and fundraisers to audiences that fangirled them like crazy, both Mandy Nolan and Ellen Briggs decided that there was an audience out there for them – they just had to go out and find them. And so began Women Like Us.

Nearly a decade on, with sell out shows across the country and a fan base that is now truly nationwide, Mandy reflects on the success of a show she thought might last a year.

“We’ve taken our show deep into the heart of Australia and to the stages of capital cities, We share the deeply funny stories of women smashing the ‘Women aren’t funny’ myth forever. And guess what, men find us funny too!”

The magic of the show is the combination of talents. The big, warm, outrageous Nolan and the laid back charisma of sharp shooting, natural born storyteller Ellen Briggs.

“We’ve had heaps of 5 star reviews from Australia’s premier comedy festivals” says Ellen, “but the reviews we take to heart are the ones we get from audiences show after show. They keep turning up, some coming back for the 4th and 5th time.”

Ellen Briggs is a nationally recognised headline comic, a RAW finalist, she’s featured on Hughesie We Have a Problem and is regular on ABC radio. Mandy Nolan is a columnist for the Byron Shire Echo, a writer for Mamamia, and most recently took her Award winning show The Candidate about her tilt to Melbourne Town Hall for the Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Women Like Us is stand up at its best. It’s about housework, chickens, love, feminism, small dogs, big butts, disappointment, resentment, sex when you’re drunk, fit bits, yoga farts and being a menopausal woman dealing with teenage angst. They’re overworked, overweight and over it…

What: women like us
Where: sawtell rsl
When: 29/06/2024, 7:00pm